The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is set to issue within the next two days a gubernatorial decree on large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to further limit people’s movement in the capital city – the country’s epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The forthcoming decree is meant to officially enforce anticipatory measures that have been in place for the past few weeks – now set to be coupled with sanctions for violators – as Jakarta reports an ever-increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
As of Wednesday afternoon, authorities had confirmed at least 1,470 COVID-19 cases in Jakarta, making up nearly half the country’s official tally of 2,956 cases. More than 100 fatalities from the disease have been reported in the capital out of a nationwide death toll of 240.
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